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Job openings with the City of Berkeley



We’re looking for a Community Health Worker Specialist, an Electrical Supervisor, a Housing Inspector II, and others whose work reflects a portion of the many services we offer to the Berkeley community.

As a Community Health Worker Specialist in disease investigation, you’ll help control disease outbreaks by interviewing people diagnosed with reportable diseases, their contacts, and healthcare providers.

As an Electrical Supervisor, you’ll supervise crews performing electrical installation, maintenance, and repair work on various equipment like street lighting, traffic signal control, inside and field wiring, irrigation pumps and motors, HVAC, and telephone systems.

As a Housing Inspector II, you’ll work independently to inspect residential housing units to ensure they meet safety and zoning standards. You’ll work on a variety of assignments and interact with the public to provide information about ordinances, codes, and regulations.

In one of these or other open positions, you’d join a team committed to serving our diverse community by creating a safe, accessible, culturally rich, environmentally sustainable, and healthy city. We offer opportunities for professional growth and development and a comprehensive benefits package.

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See below for a few highlights of our open positions. Follow the links to explore the full job description further. Submit your application before the closing date. Learn how to apply.

These jobs represent just a selection of all available positions we have to offer.

If you need access to a computer, call us or come into our office, and we can assist you in completing your application online. Human Resources staff are here to help with any questions:

Explore employee benefits

We offer generous benefits to employees who work at least 20 hours a week.

Prepare for retirement with CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) and supplemental retirement investment plans.

Take care of your health with either Kaiser or Sutter Health Plus HMO and Delta Dental PPO. Support a healthy lifestyle with discounted membership at the YMCA.

Paid time off includes 14 paid holidays each year, paid vacation, and sick leave. Commuter benefits can help cover the cost of getting to work.

Learn more about employee benefits at the City of Berkeley.

Help serve an engaged, vibrant community

The City of Berkeley is distinguished by its diversity, community engagement, and activism. Home to the University of California’s flagship campus, Berkeley’s population is highly educated, diverse, and engaged. The City lies on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay and rolling hills shelter its eastern border. Berkeley spans 10 square miles with 119,000 residents.

Our climate is mild year-round, with cool summers. The City showcases an outdoor focus through its acres of open space, parks, and bike lanes. Public transportation is well developed and reliable, with three Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations in Berkeley. These factors translate to an outstanding quality of life for Berkeley residents, with a bounty of outdoor, recreational, and cultural activities.

The City of Berkeley lies in Alameda County and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council comprises eight districts, each of which elect one representative. City Councilmembers and the mayor at-large each serve a four-year term.

The City Council appoints a City Manager, who serves as the Chief Executive of the City. Berkeley provides a comprehensive range of municipal services to its population, many of which are not typically offered by cities.

The City of Berkeley’s Health, Housing, and Community Services Department provides public, mental, and environmental health services. The City also offers its own residential and commercial solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services. The City’s Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Department offers a variety of summer camps and operates a 1,000-berth marina.

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